Wines under $45
Wines under $45 in Singapore?! Who says it is hard to find good value for quality wines here in Singapore? Good wines doesn't mean you have to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars for a good bottle. We can't emphasize enough that it ALSO doesn't mean wines need to be awarded a medal for it to be a good bottle.
In this post, we will include a list of wines ranging from bubble, white, reds and sweeter wines just to round up your palate under $45 here in Singapore! You're definitely gonna wanna try some of these after ;)
We love us some prosecco! It's definitely a cheaper alternative for a variety of reasons. It isn't champagne for one. Proseccos tend to be fruitier, less dry and pairs well with Asian cruisine. Think zi char, sushi, aburi, indian food etc.
Prosecco Superiore was slated to be one of 2018’s definitive drinking trends. Charcuterie, vegetarian and vegan options and spice-heavy cuisine continue to gain a foothold in homes and hospitality alike. This premium category is well-poised for a takeoff. Easy to pair with any course, from hors d’oeuvres to cake.
Prosecco is made with Glera grapes (Champagne is with pinot Noir/Chardonnay)
The Ruggeri Argeo Prosecco Treviso Brut DOC NV is one of our GO-TO when it comes to busting a bubbly out with friends pre-dinner. This prosecco with made with a small batch of verdiso and Perera. This is a wine you'll want with you on a freaking hot day when you're eating sushi for lunch. Definitely a great drink by the pool.
On the nose it has this floral elegant bouquet merging into a fruity harmonious complexity with intense aromas reminiscent of golden apple. Don't be surprise if you manage to smell notes such as banana and brioche FRESH, DELICATE, BALANCED on the palate and light in alcohol with a long fruity finish. Perfect as an aperitif, ideal with japanese cuisine, especially sashimi or tempura. Also pairs extremely well with hors-d’oeuvres and light first courses. -$36
Bisol Star Cult Prosecco DOC Extra Dry NV -$38 - is considered to be the grand cru of Prosecco. Their Glera, Verdiso and Pinot Bianco grapes are grown on the steep hills of the Bisol Vineyards in Valdobbiadene. Bisol has blazed its trail straight to the wine market to great success. Widely referred to as the “first family” of Prosecco Superiore, Bisol’s award-winning bottles have dominated Italian sparkling wine sales on shelves, bars and restaurants.
Bisol’s Prosecco is a pale yellow bubbly with a fine and persistent perlage. The nose has fragrant aromas of white pulp fruit, wisteria and acacia. On the palate it is fresh, soft and creamy, with a rich and particularly tasty finish. If you’re in the mood for celebrating, pair with oysters for some aphrodisiac action. If you’re jut couch potato-ing like we are right now, try out some salted potato chips (we are not kidding).
Organically farmed and carefully produced, this is an excellent vegan wine. Falerio is the name of the ‘denominazione’ (the protected name of the wine’s production zone), which comes from the Roman name of the city around which the wine was produced.
A blend of Pecorino(not the cheese), Passerina with Trebbiano. It has a delicate, straw yellow color with green shades that emphasizes its light acidity and freshness. Sweetness on the nose with a fruit and white flowers perfume. The taste is fresh, but not too acidic, with a good fruitiness and textured, oily roundness.
Coming all the way from Stellenbosch South Africa! This crisp and fruity Chenin blanc has an acidity that is lively enough to appeal to the most hardened of Sauvignon Blanc lovers (go on, try it!). With fresh flavours of guava, pear, apple and a hint of lychee, this delightfully versatile crowd-pleaser pairs well with most food. It has a pale yellow with green shades, this well-balanced white has a powerful finish.
Tangerine oil, white peaches, fresh grass, fennel and aniseed. Those are the intense aromas wafting from a glass of this bright and pure white. Pale yellow colour with a delicate green tint. The aromas follow through to a round and complex palate with flavours of grapefruit and tangerine citrus, white peach, stone fruit and fresh grass. Refreshing and balanced with a voluminous mouthfeel, bright acidity and a soft lingering finish.
Probably the tastiest Falanghina you’ve ever tried. Easy drinking, refreshing and satisfying. Intense straw yellow colour. The wine opens with solid aromas of ripe pear and pineapple for a fruity treat. Bone dry with a solid backbone of minerality. Citrus and tropical fruit emerge on the palate with accompanying hints of lychee, caramel and peach. The purity of the falanghina grape really comes through to create a perfect, crisp sip of deliciousness.
“Riesling is a great way of introducing people to wine. We’re discovering our Riesling – particularly Giesen Estate Riesling – is finding favour with younger drinkers who enjoy the aromatics and slighter sweeter style. That’s one of the wonderful things about Riesling, there are so many styles making it a wonderful variety for wine lovers to explore and enjoy.” — Giesen Brothers.
This Riesling brings together outstanding fruit from two of New Zealand’s preeminent Riesling areas – Marlborough and Waipara. A vivacious and charming Riesling. Straw colour with hints of green in the glass. Generous citrus blossom, honeysuckle and delicate apricot bouquet. Alluring lime and sweet mandarin flavours with layers of poached pear, honey apple and slight minerals. An ingenious balance of concentrated flavours, smooth texture and crunchy acidity. Delightfully crisp with a refreshing off-dry finish.
A blend of 60% Corvina, 30% Merlot, 10% Rondinella. This bottle of Sartori's L'appassione is Juicy, savoury, mouth-watering and lip-smacking delicious! Full-bodied and smooth with fleshy ripe berries and black plums, spices, tobacco and leather. Full bodied, round, pleasing, slightly dry and velvety, with a harmonious soft-textured body. There's a little fine tannin and bright acidity with the character of something much richer; it's quite different. A solid bottle for a solid night with a slab of solid steak.
How about a Greek wine! Hailing from Metsovo in Greece. Bright ruby red with hints of purple. Dominant aromas of red fruit and spice with hints of tomato, violet and liquorice. Smooth tannins, a complex structure and acidity that keeps this wine’s crisp freshness for years. An extraordinary wine with a remarkable aftertaste. We love it with some pasta!
A blend of Red Garnacha (85%), Tempranillo (10%) and Syrah (5%). A pretty rich & full bodied wine. Aromas of black cherries, blueberries and plum. A ripe, jammy fruit nose with floral tones. On the palate, gentle hints of vanilla and toast. Mineral elements spice with a complex and long aftertaste. Pairing with some Sio bak would be nice ;)
Backsberg’s philosophy remains that of providing pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of wine lovers by producing wines not only with structure and finesse, but also with a high level of “drinkability”. To put it simply, if you find their wines easy to drink then they are achieving what they want.
Ripe cherry, coffee bean and sweet strawberry flavors are complimented by subtle undertones of dried herbs. This Pinotage has a juicy mouth-feel with supple, sweet tannins. Pinotage is a lovely easy drinking style – lively and fresh, with lashings of fruit and a hint of herbs. The perfect night cap
Delicate and fragrant like the flower from which it takes its name (elderflower). Yellow with green reflections. Fresh and irresistible.
The moscato d’Asti Biacospino shows elegant hints of white flowers with a hint of pear and zesty tangerine. A wine that surprises by its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors reminiscent of mandarin, lime and geranium flowers. With delicious minerality, this is a wine that invites you to pour yourself a second glass to be enjoyed. Chill well! Try it with cheesecakes or ang ku kueh.
With flavours of honeyed apricots and fresh peach, Fetzer’s Gewürztraminer is the secret weapon to tame spicy foods or enhance simple meals. Crafted in a medium-sweet style, balanced with crisp acidity and vibrant varietal character. The nose delivers exotic layers of melon, peach and apricot preserves, rosewater, candied ginger and a touch of warm cinnamon spice. On the palate, a delicate sweetness offsets richly nuanced notes of peach cobbler and pineapple upside-down cake, a medley framed by subtle savory notes of cashew nuts and pastry. Bring on the Spicy ramyeon, Briyani and curries with this wine.
We hope this list helps you venture into more wines out of your comfort zone at a very affordable price! Don't be afraid to explore, you'll never know what you find, plus a glass a day may have some benefits!! Cheers!